British tour operators are hoping that England’s exit from the World Cup tonight will lead to a late surge in bookings to Majorca, which is currently struggling.
Palma.—The latest package holiday sales figures from the UK show that, year on year, Majorca is currently one percent down while the overall UKholiday market is two percent up on last year.
And, data released yesterday in Spain showed that during the first five months of this year, 2.5 percent fewer foreign visitors came to the Balearics last year during the same period last year and that the number of nights spent in hotels was also down by eight percent.
In fact, the Balearics was the only region to post a decline in visitors and, according to the Ministry for Tourism in Madrid, the markets which have dragged the numbers down in the Balearics are the German and Swiss.
British on form
The British and the Dutch have been apparently performing better and that appears to be the tone for the national market.
A record-breaking 21 million international tourists, including almost 5 million Britons, came to Spain between January and May this year, 8.2 percent more than in the same period in 2013. Figures released on Monday from Spain’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism have revealed that the huge rise in the number of people visiting Spain continues unabated.
According to the Frontur survey, 6.8 million tourists flocked to Spain in May alone.